Balderamos Arthurs LLP is a merger of very experienced and energetic attorneys who all have a history of academic and professional excellence. Together we bring a wealth of experience in a wide array of practice areas. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of the development of Belize's jurisprudence in fraud and asset recovery. We have successfully assisted clients who are victims of multi-jurisdictional fraud by obtaining Norwich Pharmacal/Banker’s Trust Disclosure Orders, Freezing and Disclosure Orders, the appointment of receivers in aid of foreign proceedings, recognition of foreign receivership orders in Belize, and the enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitral awards in Belize. Our attorneys have also represented several Court appointed receivers in aid of local and foreign proceedings. While Balderamos Arthurs LLP is certainly a leader in asset recovery in Belize, it is a full service firm. It therefore provides specialist advice in Commercial, Corporate, Banking, Real Estate Law, Tax Planning, Estate/Asset Protection Planning, Intellectual Property, Constitutional and Administrative law and Civil Litigation. By providing its clients with sound solution-oriented legal advice, Balderamos Arthurs LLP has attracted the business of a broad range of clients including private individuals, corporations and banks locally and internationally. It boasts a team of distinguished attorneys who are highly respected at the Belize Bar and internationally and who have consistently delivered for its clients no matter how complex or novel the issue may be to Belize.
Balderamos Arthurs LLP is a full service firm that offers quality legal service and advice in all areas of the law.
Our team has amassed a wealth of experience in precedent-setting local and cross-jurisdictional litigation in constitutional and public law legal challenges, fraud cases, banking and debt collection cases, contract and tort litigation, liquidation and receivership litigation, insurance and tax dispute cases, land and condominium ownership disputes, environmental law challenges, complex divorce and matrimonial property cases, and complex intellectual law disputes.
We work very hard at providing solutions for our clients and are known for our responsiveness, integrity, and excellence in service.
Balderamos Arthurs LLP provides specialist advice in all areas of the law including Civil Litigation (Fraud and Asset Recovery, Tort, Debt Collection and Contract Disputes), Constitutional and Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law and Corporate Insolvency, Offshore Corporations, Banking and Finance, Investment, Real Property and Real Estate Development, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Taxation, Trusts and Asset Protection.
Ashanti Arthurs Martin is a Partner at Balderamos Arthurs LLP and has been practicing at the Belize Bar since 2004.
Ashanti obtained her Bachelors of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of the West Indies in 2002, and in 2004 she received her Legal Education Certificate (LEC Merit) from the Norman Manley Law School. Ashanti graduated at the top of her class in 2004 and thus far, is the only Belizean to receive a Merit Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. Ashanti is also a member of the Norman Manley Law School’s Principal Roll 2004 and is the recipient of several awards including the Council of Legal Education Prize for the most outstanding student over 2 years (2004) and the Council of Legal Education Prize for most outstanding first year student (2003).
While Ashanti has a general practice, she has a specific interest in asset recovery. Ashanti was the first attorney in Belize to invoke the jurisdiction of the Belize Supreme Court to grant Norwich Pharmacal Disclosure against the registered agent of an International Business Company. Since that first case in 2005, Ashanti has assisted many clients in combating multi-jurisdictional fraud by obtaining Norwich Pharmacal Disclosure from Registered Agents, officers of the corporations, and from the corporations themselves. Ashanti has also successfully procured freezing orders in aid of foreign proceedings and was a part of the team that assisted a client in securing Belize’s first ever appointment of a receiver in aid of foreign proceedings. Ashanti has also advised clients in having foreign judgments, foreign arbitral awards and foreign receivership orders recognized in Belize.
Ashanti has worked on several high profile cases including the challenge to the constitutionality of the compulsory acquisition of the telephone and electricity companies by the Government of Belize in 2009 and 2011 respectively, and the appeal against an anti-arbitration injunction which was recognized by the Global Arbitration Review as the Most Important Published Decision of 2013. Ashanti enjoys a general practice in Belize and as such can provide advice on most areas of the law.
Ashanti is the Secretary of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a director of St. John’s College Junior College.